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Joysticks on Linux

Simple guide to using joysticks/controllers on Linux.

XBOX CONTROLLERS

For the XBox360 and XBox One controllers, you will need to install the xboxdrv or use xpad kernel modules.

  • Fedora

    sudo dnf install xboxdrv
    
  • EL 6/7 (requires EPEL repo enabled)

    sudo yum install xboxdrv
    
  • Ubuntu

    sudo apt install xboxdrv
    

INSTALL CONFIGURATION TOOLS

jstest-gtk needs to be manually built on EL/Fedora, there are packages for Debian/Ubuntu.

https://github.com/Grumbel/jstest-gtk

  • Fedora

    sudo dnf install linuxconsoletools
    
  • EL 6/7 (requires EPEL repo enabled)

    sudo yum install
    
    • Ubuntu

      sudo apt install jstest jstest-gtk joystick